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Another stuck brake question

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My right side brake caliper stuck today at a fly in.  I'm pretty sure the pads are worn too thin and need replacing.  I tapped on the caliper and managed to get the piston back in.  The brakes started back working, but now the parking brake does not. Any suggestions on how to fix this?  There is no tension on the park brake lever, it freely rotates.  

Second question.  It's a 2014 CTLSi with the Mato brakes.  Copper/gold in color.  Any idea which brake pads I need? 

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Bolt on swift reline Kit:

http://www.matcomfg.com/SwiftLineKitforBI5BrakeISeriesInternalCaliper-idv-3731-12.html

or reline them yourself. I do it this way and only buy pads with no metal back plate, but then you need the tool to remove the rivets and then set the new ones.

http://www.matcomfg.com/BRAKERELINEKIT-idv-3485-12.html

 

 

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BTW, when you do your brakes, buy two kits at a time, and always have one in your hangar.  That way when you notice your pads getting low, you can swap them out in less than an hour and get back to flying.

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